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constellation energy group] captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. i'm mindy basara. >> and i'm stan stovall. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> the visibility is down to a quarter of a mile in some spots. it is patchy. in some spots the visibility will be down. you can have some drizzle. most of the rain is exiting to the east through delaware. for the most part, will be ok. we will keep a slight chance for a shower in the forecast. the clouds will break up. highs in the upper 70's and low 80's. the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> good morning. the fog could slow things up so give yourself some extra time
and take it slow. northbound 95 at the fort mchenry toll plaza, a disabled vehicle taking up the right lane. some delays around the scene of a crash at edmondson avenue. harford road is closed near 152 because of a downed tree. 95 looks pretty good in harford county. 11 minutes on the west side outer loop. 11 minutes to go on the outer loop northeast side from 95 over towards the harrisburg expressway. southbound traffic is building. you can also see the fog. this is 95 at the tydings memorial bridge. looking good at the moment despite the fog. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11.
[organ plays] >> after 161 games, the orioles' impossible dream comes down to one last game. >> to realize that dream, they need some help. the orioles defeated the rays, despite an outstanding start by pitcher james shields. this was the only run of the ballgame. orioles 1, tampa 0. they remain one game behind the yankees after the yankees beat the red sox. keith mills will have more later in sports.
we asked u local members to show us their seats and we see some great views on u local. you can do the same and share your pictures with us today. >> president obama and mitt romney will face off for the first time on the presidential debate stage. >> hallie jackson joins us live from the white house with a preview of what we can expect. good morning. >> good morning. can you believe it? after weeks of debate prep and days of spin, the big night is here. it could make a difference in deciding who will live in the white house come january. >> secure our border, protect legal immigration -- >> we are going through the worst financial crisis since the great depression. >> for all their debate experience, tonight will be different for the candidates. president obama is now an incumbent, fighting to stay in
office. >> they are practicing being pointed but being respectful. >> and mitt romney's looking to breathe new life into his campaign, as polls show him trailing in some key swing states. >> romney has to do something in the debate to get an edge over obama or he's not going to win. >> it will be a big stage. in 2008, more than 50 million people tuned in for the first obama-mccain face-off of that presidential year. keeping a close eye on the candidates -- fact checkers. >> somebody once said that what we should do in a debate is be off stage and if a candidate lies, i should come on stage and slap them across the face. unfortunately, it's not that immediate. >> it takes a little longer, which is why a full staff will work throughout the night to see who is telling the truth and who's not. >> many folks will not listen to 90 minutes of this debate, but they will listen to three or four sound bites that are the best.
it is critical for the candidates to get those right. >> that was hallie jackson reporting. anthony anderson died shortly after his arrest. police say they caught him in the middle of a drug deal. the medical examiner's report lists the cause of death as blunt force trauma with a ruptured spleen and ruptured ribs -- and broken ribs. >> they power drive him into the ground on his neck and head. >> they said he did not want to go to jail. he was handcuffed and suffering and he died. we want these officers fired,
arrested, and convicted. if it was a normal citizen that committed homicide, there would be behind bars -- they would be behind bars. >> the three officers have been suspended. >> a kidnapping and sexual assault in baltimore county. a girl said she was abducted after she exited a bus on monday. police say kenyon waller and william campbell pulled up alongside the victim and forced her into the vehicle, drove to an alley and then sexually assaulted her. finally dropped her off at a nearby apartment complex. police say william campbell is responsible for abduction of a woman last tuesday. >> we believe these cases are
connected. the pattern is almost identical. both victims were accosted in virtually the same place. they had both gone off the same bus stop at were forced at gunpoint into a ford suv. the description of the vehicles are the same. >> both are being held without bail. >> the city saves a fire company from the budget ax. jennifer franciotti is live to explain. >> it is all because of the baltimore grand prix. truck number 10 sirs' this portion of baltimore. the mayor's office found $500,000 in overdue taxes from last year's grand parade. they will keep truck 10 open.
truck 10 will now stay in service. plans are in the work to keep truck company 10 in service for the next 10 years. this is a move that one person is thrilled about. directort a finance nor do i claim to be. i'm not anyone except for a union president. if the mayor found money somewhere and the truck companies and engine companies are open, that is great. thank you, mayor blake. >> this city has gone from five daily rotating closures to the permanent closures of truck 15 and squad 11. no firefighters have been laid off. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 70 degrees at the airport. >> one of the biggest toy stores makes an offer you will find hard to refuse. this >> costume was more truck
>> a lot of clouds in the sky. areas of fog. 73 degrees downtown. details on the forecast coming upper. -- up. they are getting ready for a silent auction with our work made by the residents. thetalking with one of residence. we will not show his face. you're 14 years old and you made this beautiful or work to my right and it is me from my window. >> the window was old and ugly. we painted the window to make it look better. decorated it and we use
actual silverware. >> you gave the items in the life. it looks beautiful. >> thank you. >> i want to talk to the ceo. this is made at of phone books. >> our residents made a nice piece of recycled phone books. these yellow pages are bound together with electrical tape. it is functional. >> this is going to be the theme of the upcoming events that is happening at october 17 from 6:00 until 9:00 and it will be auctioning off these items made from the children residents. so many things to look forward
to. this thing is sturdy. even you could put your feet on it. >> what a great idea. nobody uses phone books anymore . l on or.artwocoo thank you, ava -- it is cool artwork. the temperature and dew point are 70. some pretty thick fog in some neighborhoods. there is a warm front installed across the city. temperatures in the 70's south of the front. we have a slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm in the forecast. anytime you have a thick fog,
you could have drizzle. i think the worst you'll see is a little bit of drizzle. a cold front is coming through the mountains. this system is blocking its way to the east. i will keep a slight chance tomorrow for a shower or thunderstorm. the fog will burn off. sunshine will snake through. highs in the upper 70's and low 80's. we'll keep a 30% chance for a shower today. same thing tomorrow. a high in the upper 70's and low 80's. friday looks dry. a chance for showers late saturday into sunday. it will turn much cooler next week with overnight lows in the 30's and 40's.
6:16. >> good morning. we're dealing with fog and that will impact your ride. eastbound 100, this accident scene. for eastbound closures because of the crash. 57 in that area. an accident at edmondson avenue. watch for that on the southwest side of the city. harford road is now open. a downed tree is now out of the roadway. no problems along 95 coming down from harford county. this is the fort mchenry toll plaza. no sign of delays. starting to build. 50 at sandy point shows the fog. no delays or problems but take
it slow. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. . >> day thank you. -- thank you. the pennsylvania voter id law will have no effect on this year's election. the law could still take full effect next year although the same judge could decide to issue a permanent injunction. some poor decision making sets off a terrorist scare. a man was told to come to work in costume and stand out in front of the store. he did that but he wore army fatigues with fake hand grenades. people seeing him got a little upset and they called police. police say he was cited and has to appear in court.
>> toys "r" us is offering a hot deal for the holiday season. that will match other stores' prices. jenna show a competitor's' advertisement. the guarantee is good through now through christmas eve. many consumers are planning to use layaway this year. 34% of adults say they are somewhat likely to buy items using layaway appeared 9% say they are very likely to do so. by way forces people to be disciplined. -- layaway forces people to be discipline. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. will you be using layaway for any of your holiday purchases this year? you can share your response on wbaltv.com, on our facebook
page, or send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. kmart is ramping up halloween deals. jane king has the bloomberg business report. >> good morning. more savvy shoppers can use apps as a tool when shopping for the holiday season. there are apps for everything. there is one that will tell you is priced lower elsewhere. kmart watching and orange and black promotion. 50% off halloween costumes and decorations. the average consumer will spend $80 on halloween this year.
a merger deal between t-mobile and metro gps. we had a mixed close yesterday with worries about spain dragging on the dow. the bloomberg maryland index getting a boost on gains for mccormick and united therapeutics. we're in a baby bust right now as baby births fell for a fourth straight year. out of four couples and those hit hard by the recession cannot afford to start a family or add to it. at the new york stock exchange, i'm jane king, bloomberg news, for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. 6:21. guarantees an playoff game at the yard. keith mills will have sports.
eastbound 100. west side. the lassoe here's a quick, live look at traffic. will update you in the area of 95 at the fort mchenry. it is building coming into the tunnel. some delays at the toll plaza. this is 50 at sandy point. problem free to and from the bay bridge. watch for the accident eastbound. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. >> thank you perry the fog is the big story to start the day appeared -- thank you. we will make it into the upper 70's and low 80's this afternoon. a slight chance for a rain shower. think of it as a summer like day.
we will check the seven-day forecast coming up in just a few minutes. here is keith mills, the man. >> thank you. good morning. one gmae last -- one game left in the regular season. 1-0, the orioles shut out tampa bay last night. if a win tonight -- if they win tonight and the yankees lose, there'll be 81 game playoff. miguel gonzalez was brilliant. chris davis, sixth home run in six games. you know you hit it hard when you're running as an outfielder. he ties reggie jackson. six home runs in six games. it would be the only one of the game. james shields was a little
better. 15 strikeouts. he struck out the side in the seventh inning. in the ninth inning, the rays down a run. the hit to adam jones. 1-0, the orioles win. the yankees beat the red sox. here are the standings. the orioles are one game behind the yankees. if both teams win, the orioles will play oakland or texas. oakland and texas are tied for the lead in the american league west. the ravens and kansas city on sunday. if the orioles win, they are
guaranteed a home game. >> stan has been beating on me. >> we're getting into the spirit. >> orioles eye blacak k. we can anchor like that so the lights did not get in our eyes. >> 6:28. 70 degrees at the airport. a man could landed in hot water with the law. >> this morning a west baltimore fire company is feeling rescued. we will tell you why. we will tell you why. >> gambling to crack do i moved to new york to work in fashion. so i had to look the part.
>> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i'm stan stovall. >> and i'm mindy basara. arrr! >> i had to take mine off. thanks for joining us for 11 news today. some serious fog on the drive-in this morning. >> i think you should wear them during the world series. it will clear up later this morning but it will take a couple of hours. i will keep a slight chance for a rain shower in the forecast. it might be unstable enough for some showers to pop up. high temperature of 81 degrees. we will check the seven-day forecast going all the way into the weekend. >> new-line for the crew of baltimore city truck company 10. >> the city announced it will spare them from the budget ax.
jennifer franciotti joins us live. >> it was rescued. the mayor's office announced truck company 10 will stay open in large part to the grand prix. truck 10 has earned the respect of the community it serves in west baltimore. it's known as the most decorated truck in the city and was part of the rescue efforts to save three children from this house fire back in may. when word came it was slated to close, this councilman heard from his constituents. >> everyone was concerned about the longevity of the truck. everyone in that neighborhood grew up with company 10 being there. >> truck 15 and squad 11 have already been closed, but truck 10 will now stay in service. the mayor said she was able to find additional funding for the fire department from overdue taxes from the 2011 grand prix and projected taxes amd fees from this year's event. >> i'm not a finance director
nor do i claim to be. i'm not anyone except for a union president. if the mayor found money somewhere and the truck companies and engine companies are open, that is great. thank you, mayor blake. >> i'm ecstatic. i think it is a great decision. i think it's well thought out. i think it's one that she made based on the funds available. >> truck 10 was able to stay open longer than the two other companies because the councilman and others made a strong case to keep it open. first thing this morning, a resident said he is ecstatic that truck company 10 is staying open. the mayor's office making plans to keep it open for another 10 years. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. the investigation into a cosmetic surgery center is now expanding. health officials shutdown the
facility after three patients contracted infections. one of those patients died. the company has locations in other states. stay officials are joining with maryland to investigate. so for no additional maryland cases have been identified. >> charges are pending against a man after 40 animals were seized from his home. there was an anonymous call that he was not taking proper care of an assortment of channels that included a pig and said will . raccoonakes and skunks were removed in august. >> most of the animals did not have access to fresh food or water.
>> was i neglecting them? absolutely not. i was not neglecting them. i was going nonstop taking care of the animals. my neighbors would say they see me all day long taking care of the animals. >> the confiscated animals will be placed in new homes. >> a local lawmaker says the time to -- he wants establishments shutdown which he says allows patients to gamble. he claims the machines are somewhat to the video machines found in the casinos. he says the state and businesses are losing out on monday.
the state lottery commission could enforce the rules and they are reviewing the practice. >> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a few new problems. let's get you up to date. eastbound 50, we have a word of a crash. watch for eastbound delays. 97 looks pretty good. in pasadena, we have another accident in the clearing stage. another accident in the outer loop at edmondson avenue. a backup prior to liberty. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 295. southbound delays starting to form. this is traffic at 50 and sandy point. no delays getting into the toll plaza. watch for the fog.
that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live. she is talking about a way to pick up some beautiful children's artwork for a great cause. >> good morning. we're live at the children's home, a safe haven for children who have been abused. they have a big event. you have a chance to get some great artwork made by the residents. check out his coat rack made at a high heels. hopefully they will get reunited with her family are going to lead more productive lives. we will talk about their event coming up in a few minutes. we're encountering some fog this
morning and a chance for showers this afternoon. another storm on saturday and sunday. more details on the auction coming up. >> thank you. 6:38. >> most dogs love car trips. adopted a terrifying trip down adopted a terrifying trip down the highway and lived and i've got my pumpkin k-cup packs for at home. now i can have my pumpkin coffee any time i want it. pumpkin's perfect. it's dunkin' with the press of a button. new pumpkin k-cup packs, only at dunkin' restaurants. america runs on dunkin' coffee.
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>> a man in india used his head to get himself into the record books. he did it by breaking 18 coconuts with his forehead in 18 seconds. this is not his first coconut- breaking record. he opened 85 green coconuts in one minute by special them with his elbow. >> a poodle is proof of to have nine lives. he was stuck underneath the grille of a car. the driver thought he'd avoid hitting the dog. she was wedged inside the bumper.
today. 6:44. the orioles are doing all they for thetay in the hunt american league east title. the home run by chris davis was enough to win the game against tampa bay, 1-0. a 70-year-old is charged as an adult after a stabbing at a high school -- a 17-year-old. after days of spin, the big night is here. the first presidential debate between president obama and mitt romney. mitt romney is creating memorable moments. you can watch the debate right here on wbal-tv 11 at 9:00 p.m.
>> now traffic pulse 11 and insta-weather plus together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. a few new problems. fog is an issue. we have an accident at pulaski highway. take 95 come that might be a better route. 95 starting to see some delays out of the white marsh area. there is an accident on the west side at edmondson avenue. a reported accident just prior to 895. watch for delays because of a crash clearing in pasadena. so far so good on 97. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 295 and it is showing some delays. southbound backed up towards 32.
this is wilkins avenue. you'll find the have is delays prior to edmondson and prior to 895. that is the latest on traffic pulse 11. ava marie joins us live and talking about a great way to get involved with children's artwork. good morning. >> i am sure you have plenty on your fridge at home. i'm located in catonsville at the children's home, a safe haven for children who have been neglected and abused. they will auction off a lot of this recycled artwork. let's start showing this artwork. it is so neat. this first piece almost looks like a swimmer. >> call this our future olympian.
we have made a face out of this and faces made with some and some wiringoggles for the nose. we attribute that to the olympics. you may want to hang that on your room or your home. >> this photograph shows a brand new pool. these are the projects you are hoping to find und. >> it benefits the capital projects. we have two new residential buildings being completed. has beeng puwimming pool taken down from scratch and we are rebuilding it. and u'll have food, wine,
dancing. a brand-new pool you have already built. so many different themes. it is recycled art. the american visionary art museum. >> they do great work in catonsville. they use recycled materials to create that art. thank you, ava. the big story is the effigy. visibility is down to a quarter of a mile in some spots. we have a warm front stalled across the city. north of the boundary, temperatures in the 60's. most of the fog is north of the warm front. this will drift to the north. a slight chance for a shower or
thunderstorm. i think we'll be ok as far as the rain activity. the steadier rain has moved out of maryland and up into pennsylvania. you could run into some drizzle when you have the fog. a cold front is coming through the mountains. this system is walking its way to the east. i don't think it will clear by tomorrow. a slight chance for a shower on thursday. the temperatures will feel like summer. highs in the upper 70's and the low 80's. we will get some sunshine to break through. 30% chance for a shower or thunderstorm. same story tomorrow. 30% chance for a couple of showers. high temperature in the low
80's. 79 on friday. a front will come through saturday night into sunday morning. a chance for showers on sunday. then it will cool off. it will feel like autumn monday and tuesday. overnight low temperatures into the 40's and 40's. we could get our first frost of the season -- overnight low temperatures into the 30's and 40's. >> time now for a last look at one of our big stories. jennifer franciotti has more on the rescue of truck company 10. good morning. truck number 10 serves this portion of west baltimore. the mayor's office found $500,000 in overdue taxes from last year's grand prix.
they will use projoected taxes and fees from this year's grand prix to keep truck 10 open. that will total about $600,000. truck 15 and squad 11 have already been closed. there will be no layoffs of firefighters. >> is this a temporary fix? >> the mayor's office said it plans are in the work to keep another 10pen for years. >> thank you. 6:52. 72 degrees at the airport. coming up, we'll look at your answers to our water cooler question of the day. >> plus, we'll take a last look at weather and traffic together before you head out to start
>> we are tracking some problems near addington. pulaski highway in the westbound direction, we have a left lane closure. take 95 as your alternate. another crash is adding to the west side delays. howard street and pratt street, another accident. some delays at catherine avenue. here's a quick, live look at traffic. this is 295 southbound showing a backup at 175. this is 95 at route 24. use this as your alternate to pulaski highway. >> we will make it into the low 80's this afternoon. we have a 30% chance for a rain shower. the fog should burn off over the next couple of hours.
big changes coming up next week. >> some stories you can find at 7:00 a.m. on wbal plus. another chapter unfolds in the penn state scandal. on.like father like s is a-year-old is following in his father's footsteps -- t his child is following in his father's footsteps. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. >> we will be back with a live update at 7:25. >> have a good one.